Outrage as Iran hands down more death sentences over Amini protests

The judiciary announced on Monday that Iran has now executed three more people for crimes connected to the uprising brought on by the execution of Mahsa Amini, igniting protests against the regime around the world.

The number of detainees officially sentenced to death in connection with the nearly four-month-long protests has increased to 17 with the most recent sentencing, which were given to three men found guilty of killing three security forces personnel.

Six of the convicted have received new trials, while four executions have taken place.

According to the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) organization, at least 109 of the protestors now detained have received death sentences or are facing charges that could result in the death penalty.

Since Kurdish Iranian Amini, 22, was arrested on September 16 for allegedly breaking Iran’s strict dress code for women, the Islamic republic has been shaken by a wave of protests.

Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi, and Saeed Yaghoubi were found guilty of “moharebeh,” which is defined as “waging war against God,” in the most recent judgment, according to the judiciary’s Mizan Online website. They can still contest the judgment.

In connection with the event that resulted in the deaths of the three security personnel in the central Iranian province of Isfahan on November 16, Mizan reported that two further people received prison sentences.

IHR said Monday that a total of 481 demonstrators have died since the unrest started, including 64 minors.

According to Iranian authorities, hundreds of people have died, including security personnel.

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